Voluntary Caring in the Hamptons since 1974
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The History of
Hampton & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care

'Never too busy' by John Green

In the early 1970's three local residents believed there was a need for a community support service for residents of Hampton and Hampton Hill. Strong support came from local people and the Hampton & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care Group was formed in 1975. It was registered as a charity at the outset and continues so.

It has developed extensively since those early days when we started in small premises in the High Street, Hampton Hill. In 1992 the old Church Hall in School Road became available and the opportunity to move to much larger premises, opening up new opportunities, was seized.

Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity acquired the premises for our use. After extensive development it opened as The Greenwood Centre, administrative centre of the charity and as a venue for many other local organisation that can hire various rooms for their own activities.

We entered into a joint service with Richmond and Kingston Accessible Transport (RaKAT) to provide transport by bus for shopping and outings to places of interest in conjunction with or private car service operated by volunteers to help those who cannot easily use public transport.

In 2011, a new charity and company limited by guarantee was established to replace the original charity. The name was amended to Hampton and Hampton Hill Voluntary Care and continues to thrive as before.

If you would like to learn more about us you can obtain a 58 page history written by John Green, a local resident and volunteer from The Greenwood Centre at a cost of £3.00

©2013 Hampton & Hampton Hill Voluntary Care Ltd | Registered in England & Wales | Company No. 6431882 | Charity No. 1140070

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